The Main Strip Frayed Vneck Sweater

Screen shot 2018-01-08 at 2.17.53 PMScreen shot 2018-01-09 at 4.06.08 PMOkay, so winter may not be my favorite season, but there is always one thing that I love about cold days, and that’s the sweater options! There is something almost magical about getting a new sweater and the Main Strip Frayed Vneck Sweater is a sweater that I have been absolutely smitten with since the first time laid eyes on it. This frayed cropped sweater comes in mustard, grey, mauve, and ivory, which are all beautiful muted tones that go well with whatever shoes, pants, or jeans you can think to wear them with. Definitely one of my favorite things about this sweater is how many things I can wear it with and feel like am an actual vogue-fashionista-model. This sweater makes it easy to look cute and it is the kind of comfy feel-good sweater that you naturally gravitate to!

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Another major plus about this sweater is that it can be transitioned into all the seasonal outfits you can think of. Right now I like to wear it with my black ripped Silver denim and throw on my Levi’s denim jacket for a little more edge (and maybe a CC Beanie for a little more warmth)! For a relaxed lazy weekend look, I love this sweater with my high waisted light washed denim and some fuzzy socks when I hang out at my friends’ homes. But as soon as the weather warms up, I cannot wait to style this sweater with a bralette, a faux suede taupe skirt, and ankle booties, for a look to wear at the office or a casual night out!

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The Main Strip Frayed Vneck Sweater is the kind of quintessential piece for your wardrobe! No matter what the temperature may be outside this sweater will be there for any look. Now sweater weather can officially last forever (maybe without the cold weather part though).  To shop these looks be sure to head to Gliks.com!

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The Main Strip Frayed Vneck Sweater

Pantone Colors of 2018

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Every year Pantone releases a palette of colors that they believe are the trend for the upcoming season. Pantone is influential in the world of design and is the global authority of color standards. These are the color trends that Pantone is predicting for the Spring 2018 for both men’s and women’s fashion.

This year’s colors have quite the vibrant ambiance to them. Here are some looks straight from our store that use the 2018 Pantone colors of the year, so you know exactly what to wear to be the trendiest you that you can be this spring. We really love some of these colors and the way they remind us of some of our favorite things in nature.

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The Main Strip Frayed Vneck Sweater for Women is one of our absolute favorite sweaters, but this Main Strip in Mustard has a serious mellow vibe to it that we wanna wear all day, everyday. This will be the perfect Meadowlark color that will keep you happy during the last of these cold winter weeks.

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For the touch of Chili Oil in your wardrobe try the Beulah Moto Leggings in Burgundy. Or try The North Face Campshire Full Zip Vest in Sequoia Red for something that will provide a little more warmth. The Beulah Moto Leggings and The North Face Campshire Full Zip Vest have all the earth boho vibes that this Pantone Color intended.

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For a bit of the Cherry Tomato color from Pantone try the Piko Tops Fitted Long Sleeve Tunic Top in Red. This shirt is so soft and has a barely there fit that you will become obsessed with. This shirt will be that bright, attention grabbing piece that your wardrobe has been needing.

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If you are looking for something in the shade of Little Boy Blue, you have to check out this Patagonia Women’s Lightweight Synchilla Snap T Fleece Pullover. Besides this pullover being a 2018 Pantone favorite, this Patagonia will you keep you nice and warm.


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For a romantic color in your wardrobe, you will love the Pantone color Pink Lavender. The North Face Half Dome Pullover Hoodie for Women in Foxglove Lavender has all the soft color of the Pink Lavender while providing you some warmth and comfort. And because we love this color so much, check out the Elan Clothing Back Lace Up Sweater in Mauve, this will become your new go to sweater.

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The Qupid Shoes Tuxedo Laser cut Ballerina Ankle Booties in Nutmeg are the perfect match for the Pantone color Emperador. These shoes will pair perfectly with any of the Pantone 2018 colors to create the perfect Spring outfit!

While this is just a couple of the Pantone 2018 colors, to read more about the Pantone colors of 2018, click here! And to shop all the trendiest styles, and for all your Pantone Color matching needs be sure to check out Gliks.com!

Pantone Colors of 2018

Booties to Step You into Spring

We can’t wait for warmer weather! And we cannot wait to transition these super cute booties out of our winter wardrobe and into our spring looks. The best thing about these booties is that while the weather is still cold we can wear them while we wait for Springy-er days (sigh).

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The Qupid Prenton Perforated Ankle Booties

These faux leather shoes with an oil finish are an awesome option for every day wear, whether to school or work. The cut out sides are perfect for showing off your frayed hem jeans. We love these shoes because they have major casual boho vibes! They are definitely the kind of shoe you throw on with your chunky sweater but also wear with your romper to see your favorite artist in concert. You can get these laid-back booties in Taupe or Black.

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The Qupid Prenton Woven Ankle Booties

These shoes have a chunky stacked heel and trendy almond toe design. The Prenton Woven Ankle has a stunning intertwined design on the leatherette uppers. You can easily throw these shoes on and off with the hook and loop fastener strap design. We love these shoes because they have a super unique design, you will want to wear these with your favorite denim all the time. But no matter what you decide to wear with these shoes, they will help make your outfit unique and distinctive! You can get these trendsetting shoes in either a Light Grey or a Taupe color.

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The Qupid Tuxedo Laser Cut Ballerina Ankle Booties

These shoes are the kind of things dreams are made of! The laser cut detailing on this shoe is some beautiful attention to detail. With a low cut style that looks wonderful with your distressed jeans. Or imagine it with a lightweight Piko dress to wear on warmer days out. We love these shoes because they are not super “heeled” like other booties for days you don’t feel like adding the extra height to your look. These booties have a dainty “ballerina shoe” feel to them, so you can feel as lightweight as these shoes when you wear them out. You can get the Qupid Tuxedo Laser Cut Ballerina Ankle Booties in a rich Nutmeg color or in an elegant Black color. Both practical and chic, these booties are a great option for the transition into the spring!

Any of these three shoes will help you take the cold steps into your spring looks. These are just some of the booties we have been crushing on lately, for even more booties check out our site at Gliks.com!

 

Booties to Step You into Spring

Bomber Jacket Style Guide

Are you sick of your leather and denim jackets? Say no more! The bomber jacket is the jacket of the year for 2016. You won’t want to miss out on this trend!

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The bomber jacket has replaced all denim and leather jackets. This easy to layer jacket will be your go to item this season. We’ve paired our BB Dakota Atwood Bomber Jacket over one of our favorite basic tees and ripped skinny jeans.

Dress down your bomber jacket with a sports look by throwing this jacket over a graphic tee. Top off your outfit with a leather or suede baseball hat. With these key items, you will nail the street-style look!

With bomber jackets, you have unlimited possibilities when it comes to styling them. Dress up these jackets by wearing them over a dress or paired with a skirt, either way you will look super chic. Pair this outfit with your favorite booties and you will have the perfect look for a night out with the girls.

For an effortless look on those colder days, wear your bomber jackets with a lightweight sweater and a scarf.  To complete the look add a beanie to your outfit. With the various options, you won’t go wrong adding this trendy little number to your closet!

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Bomber jackets aren’t just for the ladies. We’ve spotted a few of our favorite male celebrities wearing these jackets. Adam Levine and Ryan Gosling were both spotted in bomber jackets. And, of course Pharrell Williams was spotted rocking a floral bomber jacket (which only he could pull off!).Bomber Jacket for MenQuilted Bomber Jacket | Long Sleeve Curved Hem Tee |Jogger Pants| Converse Shoes

Inspired by the bomber jacket trend, we paired our PX Clothing Quilted Bomber Jacket with a basic long sleeve tee and joggers. Our choice of shoe was a pair of classic black Converse. To complete the look, we added a black Neff beanie. With this bomber jacket, you will never look back on your leather or denim jackets!

Bomber Jacket Style Guide

Magic Tradeshow 2016

For most, Las Vegas is all about the bright lights, over-the-top entertainment, nightlife and endless nights of gambling… but for us, Las Vegas is all about the world’s largest fashion marketplace, Magic!

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The Magic tradeshow is where major players in the contemporary fashion and apparel-sourcing scene gather twice a year in Vegas. The largest, most influential network of merchants, vendors, manufacturers, and fashion personalities gather at several merchandised shows including:

  • Project
  • The Tents
  • WWDMagic
  • FN Platform
  • Sourcing at Magic
  • Project Womens
  • The Collective
  • Pool Tradeshow
  • WSA at Magic
  • Playground
  • CurveNV at Magic

Those who attend Magic market week also have access to seminars, trend reports, up and coming brands, and networking opportunities galore. It’s the who’s who in fast fashion and the place to be for many of the industry’s major players.

Our buying team at Glik’s attends Magic tradeshow twice a year to find the hottest trends to bring back to our stores in the Midwest.

Here is a glance of what our buyers saw while at Magic:
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Magic Tradeshow 2016

Spotted: Spring Fashion Trends 2016

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Don’t get me wrong, I love fall/winter fashion but by the beginning of January, I’m ready for something new. Bring on the pretty pastels, lightweight fabrics, and shorter hemlines. Am I right?

Thankfully, our women’s buying team recently took a trip to L.A. and got to see what’s trending for spring 2016.  If you’re like me and need the promise of new fashion on the horizon, take a look at some of the amazing pieces they saw.

1. Pretty Prints

What’s a wardrobe without a few standout pieces?

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2. Stitch Perfect

Be on the lookout for pretty embroidery for spring 2016!
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3. Pastel Palettes

Tops, bottoms, dresses, and more will be heavily influenced by soft spring colors.

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4. Denim Days

Denim isn’t slowing down in spring 2016 fashion.

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5. Grin and Bare It

Shoulders will have a major moment in spring 2016.

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6. Shift Work

YESSSSSS.

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7. Sleeveless and Chic

Early spring weather calls for layering. Make sure you do it in style!
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What spring fashion trends are you most looking forward to trying? Stay tuned for these looks and more coming to Glik’s!

Spotted: Spring Fashion Trends 2016

Pantone Spring 2016 Colors at Glik’s

I’m not sure about you, but as soon as the holidays are over, I am ready for spring. I cannot wait to see what the newest trends and colors are for spring in clothing, shoes, accessories and of course, makeup.

Every year the Pantone Color Institute selects a color of the year.  For 2016, they chose 2 colors:  Rose Quartz and Serenity.

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“Joined together Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and place”.  Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute.

I must say, both colors are beautiful and will easily pair with so many other colors.

In the coming months, you’ll see the Pantone Spring 2016 Colors have a huge impact on what you see in stores. Here are a few pieces we love right now that are inspired by these beautiful colors:

Piko Three Quarter Sleeve Tunic Dress in Nude.  If you haven’t jumped on the Piko bandwagon, now is the time.  This Piko is basically the perfect top.  It is oversized and can be worn with skinny jeans or leggings.  Since its nude in color, you can pair it with the Limited Edition Sephora + Pantone Universe Modern Watercolors Eye Palette for a pop of color.

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CC Beanies.  Yes it’s going to be spring before we know it, but we still need to wear our beanies to keep us warm in the last few months of winter. If you are tired of your basic black beanie, try a new color: Ivory, Taupe, Beige, Melange Grey, Sea Foam, Rose, and Indie Pink.  Painting your nails with a spring color will also help get you through the next 3 months of winter.  Here are a few of my favorite shades for spring and they happen to be similar shades of Rose Quartz and Serenity. They will even match your new CC Beanie!   Pillow Pie by Smith & Cult, Tra-La-La by Dior, Pret a Surfer by Essie, and Blue Orchid by Deborah Lippmann.

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Lovestitch Carys Fringed Shawl Sweater in Indigo Blue.  This sweater was a favorite for Fall/Winter 2015 and will still be a favorite for Spring 2016.  One of the newest colors is Indigo Blue.  This is a versatile color that looks good on just about everyone.  This shawl sweater looks great when worn with skinny jeans and your favorite booties.  Add Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Layer Lipstick in Rose Quartz to finish off your look.  This lip color looks great layered or mixed with other shades.

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The North Face Trivert Logo Pullover Hoodie.  This hoodie comes in Raspberry Rose Heather, Coastline Blue Heather and Radiant Orange/Mid Grey to brighten up your dreary winter days.  They have double layered hoods that keep you cozy warm, but the hoodie itself is lightweight and breathable.  Throw on your fleece lined leggings and some lipgloss (Try Enamored Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer Lipgloss in Moonglow by Marc Jacobs) and you will be ready for a little post holiday shopping or just hanging at your favorite coffee shop.

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How will you style the Pantone Spring 2016 Colors?

Pantone Spring 2016 Colors at Glik’s

New Year’s Outfit for Men: Bring in 2016 Right

New Year's Outfit for MenWith Christmas upon us, New Year’s is just around the corner. So, how are you gonna dress your hubby?… Or yourself for that matter. Whether you need an extra gift for yourself or a man in your life, I’ve hand picked a New Year’s Outfit for Men that’s sure to get some compliments when that clock hits midnight.

So for New Year’s, what exactly is the criteria? Well, for most, you want to stand out with class, but not be THE standout. At Glik’s, we have plenty of options for a New Year’s Outfit for Men that fall just inside that perfect medium.

New Year's Outfit for MenEven though the weather has been absurdly warm, I’d be willing to bet the chill will be back for New Year’s. And with that, comes a prime opportunity to rock a new quarter-zip or sweater. For the more outdoorsy male, I’d be sure to grab this Kuhl quarter-zip. It will still leave you with that rugged feel, yet a classy one at that. New Year's Outfit for MenHowever, we do have great options on trendy, yet classy, sweaters. This one here is easily my favorite. Aztec just really gets to me you know???

Next up, let’s talk about some shirts. We have plenty of shirts that surely won’t break the bank, and just about all of them will look great with the above outerwear. You can find them all on one page here.

Next, let’s move down a bit to the pants. Personally, I cannot recommend better pants than these. New Year's Outfit for MenAs the comfiest khakis I’ve ever worn, it’s no wonder why I put them on here. They have some stretch to them that adds an incredible level of comfort, and to top that off, the color is perfect. However, I get that some people may want to rock some denim, and in that case, I’d have to go with these 1897 jeans as my favorites.

Now, to top off the outfit, it’s all about what’sNew Year's Outfit for Men at the bottom of those feet. Shoes are cool, but socks can really add that extra style to an outfit. Here, we have a plethora of stylin’ Stance socks to bring in the New Year with.

New Year's Outfit for MenFinally, as cool as socks can be, shoes really are important. Also, they really can be a great means of showing off your socks. Check out the picture to the right and upper right as an example. For me, Chukkas are without a doubt the best trend in footwear right now. They are classy, functional, and can still look great after getting down and dirty. Here, you can find my personal favorite Chukka we carry. It’s Timberland, so you know the quality is there. However, because the quality comes with a bit of a price, here is a close second that won’t break the bank.

Hope you enjoyed this helpful holiday blog, and have a great New Year!

-Jeremy Glik

New Year’s Outfit for Men: Bring in 2016 Right

Street Chic: Men’s Jogger Pants

Men’s fashion joggers hit the runways in many 2013 Spring Collections and are now mainstream ready-to-wear pants. These popular pants  worn by celebrities like Justin Timberlake, Justin Beiber, and Chris Brown come in an assortment of styles. Glik’s offers this comfy trend in two edgy brands: Brooklyn Cloth and Galaxy.

Wondering how these amazing pants came about? The baggy bottoms and tapered ankles originated in the Arabian Peninsula. The Disney character Aladdin even wore harem pants, and if you’ve seen the classic cartoon, you know he got around with the greatest of ease in his baggy pants. A more modern style came along when M.C. Hammer, the parachute pant wearing rapper, hit the scene in the early 90’s. The look fell off the map for about 20 years but has been popularized again with better materials and a more subtle fit. The styles available now aren’t only for hip hop moguls but for every guy who wants to be fashion forward and comfortable.

How you wear these pants is what will disassociate you from the guys that wear these only for athletic purposes. Styling these harem bottoms is easy. Pairing them with the right pieces will help you avoid looking like you just left the gym.

 

Game On

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This look features the Brooklyn Cloth’s men’s knit jogger pants. With just a t-shirt and your favorite street shoe you’re ready for baseball’s opening game day at Busch Stadium.

Color Pop

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Menswear usually features muted colors but you can always add a punch of color to your gear. Try this 1897 t-shirt with the color-pop ethnic print pocket and a pair of statement shoes.

Street Chic

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You can never go wrong with a simplistic style. The cuff on the ankles of the Galaxy brand pants allow you to style these in different ways. Wear them as full length pants or scrunch them into a cropped style with a pair of hi-tops. (Air Jordan’s available at select Glik’s)

 

 

 

Clash of the Fashions

Joggers can be paired with a men’s button down and tee for a nice dash of style.

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For a dapper look pair your joggers with a men’s scarf and comfortable outerwear.

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Get on trend and grab yourself a pair of these men’s fashion jogger pants available at Gliks.com.

 

 

Street Chic: Men’s Jogger Pants

BB Dakota & Jack by BB Dakota

Hey ladies, spring is just around the corner!  So, bust out your boxes, start storing all of your heavy winter wear and make room in your closets for all the new spring 2012 fashion that’s arriving at Glik’s.

This just in, for all you fashionistas out there–spring 2012 trends that highlight your chic, edgy and playful sense of fashion humor! Be on the lookout for key trends that include neons, bling, boho inspired, animal prints and lace/crochet elements. Here at Glik’s, we’re constantly on the hunt for special cherry picked fashions just for you. One of our hot brands, BB Dakota and Jack by BB Dakota is really heating up the weather this spring 2012 season.

B.B Dakota clothing keeps fashionistas all over dressed in modern trends without hurting our bank accounts. BB Dakota’s ambition is to bring bright, brilliant designs to energetic women and to create clothing whose magnetism radiates from its subtlety and sense of humor. The BB Dakota girl is a splendid blend of free-spirited bohemian style and classic runway fashion. BB Dakota’s spring 2012 collection is developed by mother-daughter designer team, Gloria and Katharine Brandes, who really understand how to capture our feminine yet edgy fashion sense, while keeping that girl next door sense of humor.

Jack by BB Dakota was introduced in 2007 and designed by British born, Nikki Chapman. This line is about uniting our opposites– feminine and masculine, sweet yet edgy. The Jack by BB Dakota girl is effortless hip, strikingly unconventional but trendy.

Get excited, because here at Glik’s we are just bananas for BB Dakota and Jack by BB Dakota this spring 2012 season. Here is a taste of sweet fashion pie that we’ve been cooking just for you this spring 2012 season.

The Vera Dress is a great color block combination of poppy red, black and oyster. Make your fashion statement every time you enter into a crowded room when you wear the Vera Dress from Jack by BB Dakota. We just love pairing the Vera Dress with a bold accessories and black heels.

Highlight your girl next door charm in the Huron Dress . This darling eyelet dress from Jack by BB Dakota is the perfect blend of graceful femininity and simplistic style. We love pairing the Huron Dress with a belted boyfriend cardigan, understated accessories and a flirty pair of flats or sneaks.

One of the key details for fashion this spring 2012 season is asymmetrical hems, and Jack by BB Dakota has it covered with the Brant Top. This cute sheer slub knit jersey tank from Jack by BB Dakota features a lace trim detail and pairs perfectly with a flirty fun skirt. Hey fashionistas, rev up your style when you match the Brant Top with a daring pair of bright color pop shorts.

Let Glik’s help you make your bold fashion presence known with the Mia Jersey Dress by BB Dakota. This color splash dress is a hot item for the spring 2012 fashion season. Vibrant and vivacious, the Mia Jersey Dress is a vivid hue of yellow and will cement your bold fashion forward style this spring.

Here at Glik’s we’re excited to celebrate everyone’s inner fashionista with these fun and flirty spring 2012 fashion flavors from BB Dakota and Jack by BB Dakota. The spring 2012 fashion season has just begun and there is more to come! Get inspired by visiting us at gliks.com or any Glik’s store locations nearest to you.

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